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Date1896
AuthorMikulicz
ContributionDevised gauze mask to cover surgeon's nose and mouth to protect patient from germs.
ReferenceRichardson
NotesTied behind the head. Was used to protect patient from germs known to exist in droplets expelled during speech. See Hunter, 1900. See 1890 Halsted. Masks were not accepted as essential until the 1920's.
CategoryMiscellany
Pathogen ClassGeneral

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